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Russian ambassador assassinated on camera; shooter yells “Allah Akbar”


This news story was published on December 19, 2016.
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Video footage image of the gunman, who was reportedly “neutralized”

ANKARA, TURKEY – An ambassador to Turkey from Russia was assassinated on camera today as he spoke at an art exhibit.

Russian envoy Andrey Karlov was shot dead by a man reported by Turkish news to be 22-year-old riot police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas. Video footage appeared to show Altintas fire shots into Karlov’s back as he spoke at an art exhibit. Altintas then yelled “Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! Allah Akbar!”

Reports say that Altintas injured others in the incident before he was “neutralized”.

The United States condemned the assassination today. Secretary of State Jhn Kerry said “Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, the Russian people, and with the other victims who were injured in this shooting.

“We stand ready to offer assistance to Russia and Turkey as they investigate this despicable attack, which was also an assault on the right of all diplomats to safely and securely advance and represent their nations around the world.”

CNN reports that the assassination come one day “before diplomats from Turkey, Iran and Russia are scheduled to meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo” where a human tragedy has unfolded during the on-going Syrian civil war, in which Russia has been heavily involved.

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8 Responses to Russian ambassador assassinated on camera; shooter yells “Allah Akbar”

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    Honest Abe Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Those peaceful muslims at it again.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      And look at all those God Fearing Mighty White Christians who are the featured stories of NIT.

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        Honest Abe Reply Report comment

        December 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        The white trash don’t commit crimes in the name of their religion. Muslims proclaim their false prophet as they rape and murder. Quite a difference.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 19, 2016 at 8:35 pm

          What part of burning the Cross of Jesus Christ don’t you understand?

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            Anonymous

            December 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

            You must be a sh*t eatin raghead yourself.

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            Anonymous

            December 20, 2016 at 12:53 am

            ^^Racist much?^^

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            Anonymous

            December 20, 2016 at 7:16 am

            You do know that Mr. Crawford is going to prison for a long, long time, right? Violent cross-burners get prosecuted around here. There are 1.6 billion Muslims on this planet, and if just 1% (It’s actually a LOT worse than that) mean to do deadly harm to you and me, that’s 16 million aspiring suicide bombers. If you’re going to use diversion and point at the Klan, look in the mirror while researching the term “Useful Idiot” because you are the one who doesn’t understand. Seventhson

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            Anonymous

            December 20, 2016 at 7:52 am

            The real racist are liberals who call other people racist.